I have a couple mahjong games on the way for the Saturn, have no clue on how to play them, so I though if someone here can point a tutorial of some kind.
Jamtex is the resident Mahjong expert.
Mahjong is good fun to play once you understand the basics.
We traditionally play it on Christmas at my grandma's place.
If you have any specific questions just ask.
I find Mahjong really fun even though I suck at it (I really should learn the jpn characters for numbers 6-9, I always forget them while playing and end up avoiding a set of the tiles).
I got in to the game because of Yakuza 2. =P
Now I've moved on to Mahjong Fight Club (vita version) as my poison of choice.
Last edited by subbie; 02-13-2012 at 11:05 AM.
Mahjong is a simple game and a bloody complex one, even the various Mahjong games on consoles have slightly different rules. You can learn the basic rules of Riichi mahjong in an hour, although here are more complex rules which can take a bit longer to learn and there are ever so slightly different rules, a lot of proper mahjong games do have a ton of options which will add or remove rules.
This site had the rules explained very well
This Mahjong site you can sign up and play games for free which will help you understand the game without having to learn Japanese.
The basic skill in Mahjong is to work out what hands you can make up and how much you are willing to risk waiting for tiles to turn up. Unlike other mahjong variations you can see exactly what tiles you and other players have thrown. So you have to read their tiles to work out the risk of throwing tiles down as well as remembering you are not allowed to wiin on a tile you have thrown away. My best hand was winning as a dealer with a tsumo with kokushimusou, lots of points and money ;)
There are other variants of Mahjong including Chinese Modern (also know as Competition), Korean, Taiwanese, American, Hong Kong (also known as classic Chinese rules), Classic European and a few other variants on these. Riichi Mahjong is more complicated then Chinese Modern or Hong Kong so you will only learn the basics but you will have to learn more rules and unlearn some others to play Riichi.
I do love Mahjong and have a number of mahjong arcade games, various console games and play it in Japan in bars when I can.
Last edited by Jamtex; 02-13-2012 at 06:12 PM.
Like anyone reads the rubbish in the signature.
What mahjong arcade games do you recommend? Are any of the G-Net or STV ones any good?
In terms of Mahjong games, I used to play this game called "Hong Kong Mahjong" by Nine Dragon software for the PC. They've been around since the DOS days so they've defiantly had a long lasting product. At the time, they were the king of the hill for mahjong's simulations. You can play various rules, as well as choose multiple opponents from around the world who have different play styles at various levels. For example, I recall one player (I think from Taiwan?) was listed in his bio as being an accountant or something and had incredible memory for discards. Like for playing blind games.
Anyway, it doesn't look too glamorous and flashy compared to other Mahjong games but It worked well and all the characters are properly voiced for their particular background and home-language. They also have the proper digitized animations for calling wins, etc. If I had to start up again, based on my previous experiences I probably would buy whatever version they have avaliable now.
EDIT: Here is their rather unassuming website - http://www.ninedragons.com/
Last edited by Trenton_net; 02-14-2012 at 10:54 AM.
Last edited by Trenton_net; 02-14-2012 at 12:52 PM.
I probably should post the actual game trailer. The included players are real mahjong players.
I know not everybody owns a Vita but there are older iterations for both PSP & DS under the same name "麻雀格闘倶楽部"
Last edited by subbie; 02-14-2012 at 01:07 PM.
Well, it's rather brutal here. Right now we are advising all our clients to put everything they've got into canned food and shotguns.